Baltic Avenue (VULP-0018) is Italian pop-rock group Tiny Tides' second offering on Vulpiano Records, the first being the single The Smiths & The Cure. The album was originally to be titled Gasoline Alley, says Mark Zonda: "since I was born and I still live in there, but I don't want to be confused with the Rod Stewart album and song", which is also pictured on the front cover. Baltic Avenue was cooked up especially for Vulpiano, a charmingly rustic, Beatles-inspired EP.
Song lyrics here: http://www.tinytide.com/2010/09/baltic-avenue/
Zondas words on the songs' themes:
Baltic Avenue is the name of the cheapest way in Monopoli.
Naming the album as a road familiar to everyone was a tribute to The Beatles' Abbey Road. The whole EP is, telling the truth, telling in 5 tracks the story of these guys becoming famous, reaching the top to slowly see it fading away. Isn't it a bit a wider metaphor for life?
Right Now is the big hit that madeem famous, a coral song about living our best - still boring - days as well
I Need Somebody is from the point of view of John, being sick of celebrity
Times of trouble is a sad reflection from Paul with the awareness of losing the great magic that's about to fade
And the stars.. Is George having his revenge, reaching his top as songwriter and success.
Far Away is about a person (Paul?) living his last days of his life being kissed by a magic song goodbye.